Shifting from Canterbury to Auckland helped Kyle Jamieson as a cricketer
Towering New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has revealed that moving from Canterbury to Auckland helped him get rid of a detrimental aggressive streak and become a cricketer worthy of national duty.
The 6-foot-8-inch tall pacer, who made his ODI debut against India in the recent series, was handed a place in the Test squad for the upcoming two-match rubber beginning at Basin Reserves here on February 21.
“I’m a pretty fiery character on the field. On the field I’m pretty aggressive. I think it came out in ways I necessarily didn't like. I would sort of do it and then post-game be like, ‘What did I do that for?’” he was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
Jamieson shifted to Auckland, where he was born, prior to this season after making his T20 debut for Canterbury in 2016 in the Super Smash.
He said there was a lot of negativity around him in Canterbury, where he grew up, and it affected his behaviour.
“There was a bit of negativity surrounding myself and that environment and that was coming out in my behaviour on the field,” he said.